What SONZ does

First and foremost a sports organisation, Special Olympics New Zealand (SONZ) equips athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport. 


With sports as their anchor, our athletes develop both physically and emotionally — with far-reaching impact across all areas of their lives. 


Athletes make new friends and find a sense of belonging.

SONZ brings fun, laughter, team spirit, aroha, training and so much more awesome stuff that people with an intellectual disability might otherwise miss out on.


Ultimately SONZ is a whānau — and everyone with an intellectual disability is welcome to be a part of our kind organisation.


We believe everyone should have the opportunity to do whatever they want to. 


So we're here to help all our athletes, volunteers and staff to discover their passions and realise their dreams  not only in sport but in all areas of life. 


Unified Sports


Young Athletes Programme

Healthy Athletes Programme

Athlete Leadership Programme

Postal address:

PO Box 38344, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045

Physical address:

Pelorus Trust Sports House, 93 Hutt Park Road, Seaview, Lower Hutt 5010

Telephone: +64 4 560 0360

Fax: +64 4 560 0040

Email: admin@specialolympics.org.nz

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